High Court Likely To Overturn Mandatory Union Fee Standard

Law360, New York (January 8, 2016, 10:16 PM EST) -- California public school teachers challenging the constitutionality of union fees before the U.S. Supreme Court will likely face a favorable majority on Monday when they argue for overturning a precedent the justices have said they’d reconsider that currently allows states to require fees from public workers, experts say.

The teachers are asking the court to toss a standard set in the 1977 case Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, which allows public employers to require all employees — both union and nonunion members — to pay union fees, so long as workers are not forced to pay a portion of the...

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